Choi Hyung-woo, 3 hits including home run, oldest MVP of professional baseball All-Star Game

Nanum, Dream defeated, 4 wins, 4 losses Box office hit, Stars’ Feast also sold out for 3 consecutive years

Solo home run Choi Hyeong-woo

‘Living legend’ Choi Hyeong-woo (KIA Tigers) was selected as the ‘star of stars’ in the professional baseball All-Star Game.

Choi Hyeong-woo started as the 6th designated hitter for the Nanum All-Stars (KIA, LG Twins, NC Dinos, Hanwha Eagles, Kiwoom Heroes) in the 2024 Shinhan SOL Bank KBO All-Star Game held at Incheon SSG Landers Field on the 6th and had an outstanding performance with 3 hits, 2 RBIs, and 1 run in 4 at-bats, including a solo home run in the 2nd inning.

Choi Hyeong-woo swept 19 out of 21 votes in the reporters’ vote for Mr. All-Star (Most Valuable Player/MVP), overwhelmingly beating out Austin Dean (LG, 2 votes) and being selected as MVP.

Choi Hyeong-woo, who was selected as Mr. All-Star at the age of 40 years, 6 months, and 20 days, also set the record for the oldest MVP of the All-Star Game, beating Lee Byeong-gyu (current Samsung 2nd team manager, then 36 years, 8 months, and 28 days old) in 2011. He received 10 million won in prize money and a trophy.

Nanum All-Star defeated Dream All-Star (Doosan Bears, Samsung Lions, SSG Landers, Lotte Giants, KT Wiz) 4-2 thanks to Choi Hyeong-woo’s performance.

The Nanum All-Stars won for the third consecutive year, tying their record with 4 wins and 4 losses.

KBO used to hold All-Star games under the names of Seogun-Donggun and Western-Eastern All-Star, but in 2015, the team names were changed to Nanum-Dream All-Star to avoid regional competition.

The winning Sharing All-Star received a prize of 30 million won.

Hyun-jin Ryu (Hanwha), who participated in the KBO League All-Star Game for the first time in 12 years, appeared as a shared starter and pitched a perfect inning to become the winning pitcher, receiving the Outstanding Pitcher Award (prize money of 3 million won).

Ryu Hyun-jin, who received the All-Star Game Outstanding Pitcher Award for the third time following 2008 and 2012, said after the game that day, “I had a great time after a long time,” and “I will now thoroughly prepare for the second half of the season.”

Dream All-Star David MacKinnon (Samsung), who had 2 hits in 3 at-bats including a home run, 2 RBIs, and 1 run, won the Best Batting Award, and KIA’s Na Sung-beom won the Best Defensive Award (both with a prize of 3 million won).

LG coach Yeom Gyeong-yeop, the commander of the Nanum All-Stars, received the Winning Coach Award (prize money of 3 million won), and Dream All-Star Hwang Seong-bin (Lotte) received the Best Performance Award (prize money of 3 million won).

Hwang Seong-bin appeared on a motorcycle in the bottom of the third inning dressed as a delivery rider, causing an uproar of laughter.

He caught everyone’s attention by making a provocative move, seemingly trying to steal first base after hitting an infield hit.

He did this move in the KIA game last March and it created various memes. 카지노사이트 추천

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